Review: could Losartan cause Memory loss?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 9, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.5/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 12,818 people who take Losartan. Among them, 134 have Memory loss. See who they are, when they have Memory loss and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Losartan (latest outcomes from 13,748 users) has active ingredients of losartan potassium. It is often used in high blood pressure, blood pressure management. Commonly reported side effects of Losartan include high blood pressure, breathing difficulty, weakness, dizziness, dyspnoea exacerbated.
Memory loss (latest reports from 457,490 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure, pain relief by acupuncture.
On Mar, 10, 2014: 12,818 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan. Among them, 134 people (1.05%) have Memory Loss. They amount to 0.03% of all the 457,490 people who have Memory Loss.
Time on Losartan when people have Memory loss * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Memory loss||35.00%||10.00%||5.00%||10.00%||20.00%||15.00%||5.00% |
Gender of people who have Memory loss when taking Losartan * :
|Memory loss||72.85%||27.15% |
Age of people who have Memory loss when taking Losartan * :
|Memory loss||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||4.62%||7.69%||26.15%||61.54% |
Severity of Memory loss when taking Losartan ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Memory loss||6.67%||46.67%||33.33%||13.33% |
How people recovered from Memory loss ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Memory loss||9.09%||18.18%||72.73% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypertension (44 people, 32.84%)
- Depression (18 people, 13.43%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (17 people, 12.69%)
- Pain (16 people, 11.94%)
- Anxiety (15 people, 11.19%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Losartan potassium (125 people, 93.28%)
- Aspirin (33 people, 24.63%)
- Omeprazole (24 people, 17.91%)
- Amlodipine (22 people, 16.42%)
- Cymbalta (16 people, 11.94%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (2 months ago):
Several months after starting xarelto short term memory losses became annoying, just normal things, but seemed more often. Now I have to write everything down and daughter has to go to appts with me because I can't remember what to say or what doctor said to do.
Have "fainted" 3 times unexpectedly, with no warning at all,and no memory,just what people around me say happened.
None of this happened until after I was put on xarelto.
From this study (4 months ago):
one year ago December, he was hospitalized when glucose levels were out of control. During this time, becasue he had fallen, they did a complete neuro and saaid he had hydrocephalus. They did three taps and reduced the fluid. His glucose got under control and he began insulin therapy. Along with physical and occupational thereapy post hospital. After 3 weeks came home and was doing better but he seems to be going downhill again. Is not managing his diabetes, and is exhibiting same symptoms from prior to hospital visit 12/2012.
Could fluid be back? His toes are hammering/curling under terribly and his walking his slow and unsure. He also has some neuropathy ion both feet. Incontinence. Occassional exploding BM's.
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